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Dec. 14, 2018, 9:45 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"One in five Malawian girls is a victim of sexual violence, as is one in seven boys, according to the UN Children's Fund, UNICEF. Its survey found that most abusers are people that children trust and are related to, such as uncles, stepfathers and fathers" (para 24).
Dec. 1, 2018, 2:20 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Around one in 10 girls under the age of 18 have experienced forced sexual intercourse or other unwanted sexual acts" (para 8).
Dec. 1, 2018, 2:16 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"On paper, Japan boasts relatively low rates of sexual assault. In a survey conducted by the Cabinet Office of the central government in 2014, one in 15 women reported experiencing rape at some time in their lives, compared with one in five women who report having been raped in the United States" (para 9). "In 2016, the most recent year for which government statistics are available, the police confirmed 989 cases of rape in Japan, or about 1.5 cases for every 100,000 women" (para 60).
Dec. 1, 2018, 2:11 p.m.
Countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"The woman -- one among the thousands who were raped during the multilateral conflict involving various Serbian and Croat entities with Bosnia and Herzegovina -- was repeatedly raped during an attack on her village of Orahova in 1992, according to media reports" (para 2). "Estimates by various human rights groups suggest that up to 60,000 women -- mostly Muslim Bosniaks -- might have been raped by Bosnian Serb soldiers" (para 3).
Nov. 26, 2018, 4:14 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Government statistics on violence against women were incomplete, and human rights organizations had little confidence that official statistics were comprehensive or captured the magnitude of the problem" (page 54). "A study released by Hacettepe University in January found that, on average, 35 percent of women experienced physical violence at least once in their lives, while 12 percent experienced sexual violence" (page 56). "According to the Turkish Statistical Institute, child abuse cases increased by 6.2 percent from 2013 to 2014. In 2014 there were 1,377 documented cases of sexual abuse of boys and 9,718 of girls" (page 60).
Nov. 17, 2018, 1:34 p.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"At least 78 American tourists were raped in Jamaica over a six-year period, an alarming 2011-17 report by the US State Department has revealed. Just last year, 12 of the sex assaults were reported in the Caribbean country, half of which occurred inside gated resorts, according to the US Embassy" (para 1, 2). "In January, the State Department said in a travel warning: 'Exercise increased caution in Jamaica... sexual assaults occur frequently, even at all-inclusive resorts. Local police lack the resources to respond effectively to serious criminal incidents'" (para 19, 20).
Nov. 16, 2018, 1:34 p.m.
Countries: North Korea
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Almost every woman I spoke with experienced sexual violence in North Korea" (1). This is a quote from Lee So Yeon, a North Korean activist, at minute 3:26 in the film (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Nov. 16, 2018, 9:46 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Land confiscations displace women and leave them vulnerable to trafficking, violence, and exploitation. Violence against women increases as a result of increased drug use, as addicts become more violent and desperate to sustain their habit. Women can also fall prey to exploitation, abuse and violation due to the absence of men, who leave villages to fight in conflict, become migrant workers or succumb to drug addiction, and an influx of foreign investors, who use their temporary status in the community to rape, or trick women into living with them on the project sites outside of wedlock promising marriage, only to leave once the project has finished, taking no responsibility" (page...more
Nov. 13, 2018, 9:18 a.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

The reported rape rate per 100,000 total population in 2004 was 1.78. This rate reflects the number of police recorded offenses (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Nov. 7, 2018, 5:43 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Violence against women in Turkey has increased in the past decade - 40% of women report sexual or physical abuse" (para. 4). "3,000 men accused of assaulting an under-18-year-old" (para. 12).
Nov. 3, 2018, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"According to police in 2012, minors filed two-thirds of the more than 5,000 complaints of sex crimes. The most common offense against minors--more than 50 percent of the cases--was molestation. Approximately one-quarter of those complaints were for rape" (para 171)
Nov. 2, 2018, 2:25 p.m.
Countries: Benin
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"In Benin, more than 75 percent of women are victims of violence, and 44 percent are sexually abused" (para 1). This lifetime rape rate can be converted to a yearly estimated rape rate of 480.60 per 100,000 total population. This conversion was made using a formula commonly used in epidemiology to convert a cumulative rate into a rate for a specific time (in our case 1 year). It is important to note that this estimate excludes any male rape victims (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Nov. 2, 2018, 9:21 a.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"The deputy prosecutor general reported 726 sex offenses against children were committed in the first seven months of the year" (page 31).
Nov. 1, 2018, 6:27 p.m.
Countries: North Korea
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Women are raped and sexually abused so often in North Korea that 'nobody thinks it's a big deal', a landmark report has found" (para 1).
Oct. 31, 2018, 3:47 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"And 3.1 million women have reported being sexually harassed within the past three years. Experts believe the actual figure is probably higher because many such crimes frequently go unreported, with women reluctant to come forward" (para. 64).
Oct. 29, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
Countries: Angola
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

“On July 26, the newspaper O Pais reported, citing statistics from a Luanda hospital, there were 574 reported cases of sexual violence during the first six months of the year at that hospital alone, as compared with 419 cases reported by the Ministries of Family and Protection of Women, Interior, and Social Assistance and Reintegration in 2015” (24). This translates to a reported sexual violence rate of 1.5 per 100,000 in 2015 (TPJ – CODER COMMENT).
Oct. 29, 2018, 8:17 a.m.
Countries: India
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"More than 100 cases were reported daily in India in 2016, the latest government data shows" (para 9).
Oct. 26, 2018, 7:36 p.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

“Research by the PNG Institute of Medical Research found that over half the women interviewed had experienced sexual violence, whether by their husbands or by other men” (27). This lifetime rape rate can be converted to a yearly estimated rape rate of over 508.99 per 100,000 total population. This conversion was made with a formula commonly used in epidemiology to convert a cumulative rate into a rate for a specific time (in our case 1 year). It is important to note that this estimate excludes any male rape victims (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Oct. 26, 2018, 2:26 p.m.
Countries: Central African Rep
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

“Rape was the most frequently recorded incident within the sample, with 181 reports among women and girls (117 in the north, 64), allowing for a national estimate of 31,416 (95% CI: 26,220-36,660) rapes occurring each year during the recall period” (9). This translates to an estimated rape rate of 701.85 per 100,000 in 2011 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Oct. 26, 2018, 1:36 p.m.
Countries: Vietnam
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

“About 2% of all women reported sexual violence since they were 15 years old [by a man other than a husband or partner]…Fully 3% of all women reported sexual abuse before they were 15 years old [by a man other than a husband or partner]” (17). The survey defined sexual violence of a woman after 15 years old as being forced by someone other than her partner to have sex or perform a sexual act when she did not want to. The survey defined sexual violence of a girl before 15 years old as being sexually touched or being forced to do something sexual that she did not want to...more
Oct. 26, 2018, 1:01 p.m.
Countries: Vanuatu
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

“One in 3 women (33%) has been sexually abused since the age of 15 by someone other than a husband or intimate partner…Almost 1 in 3 women (30%) was sexually abused under the age of 15 years” (95).
Oct. 26, 2018, 8:42 a.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Other major human rights problems included: . . . rape, domestic violence, sexual harassment of and discrimination against women" (page 1). ". . . the government rarely enforced the law, and rape was widespread" (page 14).
Oct. 25, 2018, 10:20 p.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"There was no information on the prevalence of the problem because these crimes were largely unreported. Local civil society organizations reported police investigators were not sensitive to victims and rarely followed through with investigations or prosecutions" (38).
Oct. 25, 2018, 8:15 p.m.
Countries: Chad
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

According to Table 19.3 on page 355 reflecting the results of a survey originally conducted in French of women ages 15-49, 6.3 percent of women experienced sexual violence in 2014. This translates to a rate of 1,391.57 per 100,000 (TPJ – CODER COMMENT).
Oct. 24, 2018, 5:49 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"But sexual violence, including against children, remains unabated in India, with some 11,000 child rape cases reported in 2015. A 2014 UN report said one in three rape victims in India was a minor" (para. 20 - 21).
Oct. 19, 2018, 10:12 p.m.
Countries: Comoros
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Over the course of the survey, we asked women if they had experienced acts of sexual violence, and if these acts had occurred recently, that is to say, over the last 12 months. Results are presented in table 17.3. Overall, 6% of women have experienced sexual violence at one moment in their life, and 1% experienced it in the last 12 months. Results by age indicate that women age 40-49 are most frequently victims (8% compared to 5-6% in other age groups). However, looking at the most recent 12 months, it is among women age 20-24 that these acts of sexual violence are most common (3%). Results by other variables...more
Oct. 19, 2018, 7:59 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Reliable nationwide statistics on the incidence of rape continued to be unavailable. In its 2014 annual report, the National Commission on Violence Against Women reported 3,307 cases of sexual violence" (para 144)
Oct. 16, 2018, 8:01 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"In 2014 a biannual report issued by the Legal and Human Rights Center (LHRC) stated there were 2,878 reported incidents of rape" (21). This translates to a reported rape rate of 11.02 per 100,000 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Oct. 13, 2018, 5:58 p.m.
Countries: Madagascar
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

The reported rape rate per 100,000 in 2015 was 1.38. This rate reflects the number of police recorded offenses (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Oct. 13, 2018, 9:28 a.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

Data from the United Nations' Thirty-Fifth and Thirty-Sixth Reports of the Secretary-General on the Human Rights Operation in Cote d'Ivoire reveal that the number of reported rapes between 1 May 2014 and 1 May 2015 was 260. Thus, the reported rape rate for that twelve month period is 1.13 per 100,000 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).